Course Schedule - Spring Semester 2021

     

HART 579 901 (CRN: 24293)

THE AESTHETICS OF REALISM

Long Title: THE AESTHETICS OF REALISM: FROM COURBET TO THE WIRE
Department: Art History
Instructor: Costello, Leo
Meeting: 6:30PM - 9:10PM M FULLY ONLINE (25-JAN-2021 - 30-APR-2021) 
Session: Full Term
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Language of Instruction: Taught in English
Method of Instruction: Online
Credit Hours: 3
Course Syllabus:
Course Materials: Rice Campus Store
 
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Section Max Enrollment: 20
Section Enrolled: 4
Total Cross-list Max Enrollment: 20
Total Cross-list Enrolled: 14
Enrollment data as of: 24-SEP-2021 7:09AM
 
Additional Fees: None
 
Final Exam: GR Course-Dept Schedules Exam
 
Description: This seminar will consider both the historical roots and contemporary manifestations of an aesthetics of realism. As a form of art concerned with the world as it is, in all its imperfection, realism is often assumed to ignore ideas of beauty, and even to court harsh, rough or ugly appearances. But as we will see there is both theoretical basis for an aesthetics of realism and a long history of its visual development. Graduate students will read approximately 200-250 pages per week, which will be discussed in an additional hour-long session each week. Graduate students will write two 5-7 page short papers and one 18-20 page final term paper. Cross-list: HART 379. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for HART 579 if student has credit for HART 379.